Airport employees unload cargoes containing medical supplies at Chopin International Airport in Warsaw, Poland on March 31, 2020. A plane from China carrying protective gear for Polish medical services to fight the coronavirus epidemic has landed in Warsaw, the press office of the Polish Foreign Ministry said Tuesday in a statement. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/Xinhua)
WARSAW, March 31 (Xinhua) -- A plane from China carrying protective gear for Polish medical services to fight the coronavirus epidemic has landed in Warsaw, the press office of the Polish Foreign Ministry said Tuesday in a statement.
According to the Twitter account of the Chinese Ambassador to Poland Liu Guangyuan, within the framework of Chinese humanitarian aid, the Chinese government provided 10,000 COVID-19 test kits, as well as 20,000 N95 respirators, 5,000 protective suits, 5,000 medical goggles and other protective materials needed in the fight against the coronavirus.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz thanked the Chinese side for the support, the statement said. Czaputowicz also noted that the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge for societies around the world, which means this is a responsibility that all countries have to face together.
Michal Dworczyk, head of the Polish Prime Minister's Office, said last week that an air bridge with China would be initiated to transport personal protective equipment for medical services involved in the fight against coronavirus.
The first batch of medical equipment from China arrived in Warsaw on March 26.